Woody Allen spoke out about daughter Dylan Farrow’s sexual abuse allegations towards him in a newly launched 2020 interview.
The Annie Hall author, 85, addressed the claims throughout a dialog on CBS Sunday Morning in July 2020, nevertheless it was launched on Sunday, March 28, on Paramount+. The interview was recorded previous to the discharge of Farrow’s Allen v. Farrow docuseries on HBO final month.
“Nothing that I ever did with Dylan in my life could be misconstrued as that,” Allen stated, after frequently denying that he’s ever abused his daughter.
Dylan’s allegations had been first reported in 1992 amid Allen’s break up from Mia Farrow. Dylan, now 35, was 7 years outdated when she first claimed her father had assaulted her.
“I never was accused of anything in my life. [Then] I’m suddenly going to drive up in the middle of a contentious custody fight at Mia’s country home (with) a 7-year-old girl. It just – on the surface, I didn’t think it required any investigation, even,” Allen advised CBS’ Lee Cowan within the never-before-seen interview.
He claimed that the accusations had been “so preposterous,” however famous that the “smear has remained.” The Blue Jasmine director, who has lengthy maintained that Dylan was coached by Mia, 76, added: “And they still prefer to cling to if not the notion that I molested Dylan, the possibility that I molested her.”
While he denied any sexual misconduct on his half, Allen revealed he thought Dylan spoke from a spot of fact … or a minimum of what she thought was true.
“I believe she thinks it. She was a good kid. I do not believe that she’s making it up,” he stated. “I don’t believe she’s lying. I believe she believes that.”
Dylan’s allegations towards her adoptive father had been additional explored in HBO’s four-part docuseries, Allen v. Farrow, which got here out in February.
Mia adopted Dylan in 1985 and Allen formally grew to become her adoptive father in 1991. The couple parted methods in 1992, which is when the allegations first got here out. The documentary detailed each Mia and Dylan’s accounts of the childhood trauma.
Following the sequence’ launch, Allen and his associate, Soon-Yi Previn, whom Mia adopted together with her ex-husband André Previn, spoke out, claiming the documentarians had “no interest in the truth.”
A press release from the pair’s workforce learn: “Woody and Soon-Yi were approached less than two months ago and given only a matter of days ‘to respond.’ Of course, they declined to do so. As has been known for decades, these allegations are categorically false.”
Their rep added: “Multiple agencies investigated them at the time and found that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to believe, absolutely no abuse had ever taken place.”